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Starting in 2007, Indiana teenager Jordan Witzigreuter began retreating to his parents basement to record songs that straddled the border between melodic emo-pop and bubbly electronica. Although he adopted a name for the project -- the Ready Set -- Witzigreuter took a solo approach to the songs, which he recorded and performed entirely by himself. Within two years, hed landed a contract with Decaydance Records, who paired him up with a number of veteran emo producers (including Zack Odom, Kenneth Mount, and Matt Squire) to record a debut album. The result was Im Alive, Im Dreaming, which appeared in 2010. For the 2011 EP Feel Good Now, Witzigreuter teamed up with producer Ian Kirkpatrick and the occasional songwriting partner, including Kara DioGuardi.
Jordan Mark Witzigreuter, (born November 14, 1989), known by his stage name The Ready Set, is an American Alternative-pop singer from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is the lead vocalist and sole member of the act, using a backup band while on tour. Witzigreuter created The Ready Set in the basement of his childhood home. He has released three full albums (Feel Good Now, Tantrum Castle and I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming), four extended plays and six singles. Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz signed The Ready Set to his label Decaydance Records in 2009.He is currently living with his girlfriend Katelyn Gentry in California and has a dog named Backpack and a cat.
He is best known for the commercially successful single "Love Like Woe" from his major label debut I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming. Witzigreuter's most recent release, , Feel Good Now, was released on October 11, 2011 to Sire Records. Additionally a video for the song "Give Me Your Hand (Best Song Ever)" was released on October 1. His sophomore LP will be released in spring 2013. He will also be on a fall tour with The All-American Rejects, and Boys Like Girls.